Yamaha expands the MGP Series lineup of premium analog mixers with the release of two new consoles; the MGP32X and MGP24X
Shizuoka, Japan, Yamaha introduces the MGP32X and MGP24X analog consoles; the latest addition to the ground-breaking MGP Series that created a new paradigm for compact mixers combining analogue authenticity with comprehensive digital capabilities. The new consoles offer expanded mixing capability with more channels and three new digital features; USB device recording and playback, Graphic EQ and a multi-band compressor.
MGP Series consoles feature newly developed discrete Class-A D-PRE mic preamps. These studio-grade preamps employ an inverted Darlington circuit design that features multiple circuitry elements in order to deliver more power with lower impedance. With 48V phantom power and stunning high-resolution sound, D-PRE mic preamps meet even the highest demands of professional use.
In developing compressors and EQ for high-end digital mixing consoles based on Yamaha's acclaimed VCM (Virtual Circuit Modeling) technology-our engineers were able to recreate frequency response characteristics unique to classic analog gear, making the X-pressive EQ more than just a means of tweaking your mix, but a powerful sound-shaping tool that essentially redefines the role that EQ plays in sound reinforcement.
The Stereo Hybrid Channel combines flexible digital functionality with intuitive analog feel. The MGP Series utilizes powerful, proprietary DSP to provide three essential features that are staples of both installed and live sound applications—“Ducker”, “Leveler” and “Stereo Image”. Each of these functions are readily accessible and available at the touch of a button, providing simple yet flexible control. Featuring a mid-sweep, three-band EQ for nuanced sound control and high-performance onboard A/D and D/A converters, the Stereo Hybrid Channel offers unique functionality with superior sound.
MGP Series mixing consoles offer two separate studio-grade effects processors. Yamaha's high-end REV-X reverb offers three very high-resolution reverb effects, while the renowned SPX digital multi-effect processor provides a useful selection of 16 advanced digital effects.
The MGP32X and MGP24X feature new 31-band GEQ on the STEREO bus. The 14-band GEQ and Flex9 GEQ modes allow for concise, detailed EQ-ing for more demanding or professional applications.
These two new MGP consoles have two master compressors: Comp and Multiband. Comp is a conventional style single band, while the Multi-band separates the audio into 3 bands for more subtle dynamic control. Assigned to the stereo bus, there are 3 preset programs installed, with up to 5 user programs available.
MGP32X and MGP24X come equipped with two USB ports to support a wider range of device connectivity. One dedicated to USB device recording and playback and the other for iPod/iPhone connection. An updated version of MGP Editor is also available for free download from the iTunes Store℠, allowing control of effects, Hybrid channel, Graphic EQ and Master Compressor.
Kazunori Kobayashi, General Manager of Yamaha's Pro Audio Division had this to say about these two new consoles:”The MGP12X and MGP16X have been well-received for small portable PA and installed sound applications around the globe. With more input and output capability and useful features for live sound, the new consoles can meet the demands of a wider range of users.”
The new MGP Series will be available Spring 2013.
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